I am learning a lot about my heart these days. I am learning that I am not always as weak as I think I am. I am learning that I am not always as strong as I think I am. I am learning to let go. I am learning to trust.
Today's message at church was a seal placed over something that God has been speaking to heart these past few weeks. You see, God has had me on a journey. And this journey is teaching me to let go of the things. I have realized that I have a "scarcity" mentality. I worry what will happen "if" I let go of something...I am looking through a lens that has been distorted to believe that God doesn't have enough to take care of me. But if His promises are true, then I need not worry about these things.
25 Therefore I say unto you, be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment?
26 Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value then they?
27 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life?
28 And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 But if God doth so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
In just a few days, I am going to be living by faith and not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7) I will be leaving my job at Georgia Perimeter College and stepping into the known unknown. I will be leaving the house that I rent and will be moving into a room. I have high expectations of this room. I am looking for a sanctuary to which I can come home at the end of a long day. I am looking at the gift of space and time to do what I am called to do. I KNOW that God is with me. I KNOW that He will continue to bring people alongside me to undergird the ministry He is doing here in Clarkston. I KNOW that He has more for me to do. I KNOW that my heart is here, my home is here, my passion is here. The unknown does not frighten me. I am ready to bring the light into the darkness.
I still need partners who believe that what I am doing is worthwhile. I need people who see the need here and are willing to help me be their hands and feet. God has asked me "Becky - do you love me?" Then "feed my lambs." Would you please walk with me?
I have three major needs this month.
1. A computer. The one that I use belongs to my work and I will be leaving it behind when I go. You can comment below or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are able to help in this area.
2. One-time support for a missions trip. I am part of a missions team to the Dominican Republic. I still need around $600 to make this trip. Deadline is May 15th. To give, click on the link below. In the special instructions section, please note BECKY-DR so that these funds will be directed toward the missions trip.
3. Ongoing partnership with me as I walk as a missionary here in Clarkston. Monthly gifts can be set up at the following link.No gift is too small. I am grateful for your encouragement!
Thank you for your prayers. Thank you to those who already support me on this journey. Thank you to the rest of you who are reading this for considering how you can help.
My heart. My home. My passion.